She remembered and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.

"I was very well educated. My dad paid me to go to a very good school but, you know, when my parents divorced, we didn’t have any money for a while. My birthday present was my school uniform and my pencil cases. I think that’s one of the reasons why my education means so much to me. It’s because my dad really couldn’t afford to send me to this schoolat the time we just didn’t have the money. And so I worked hard every single day that I was at that school to make him proud of me and for him to know that I appreciated it. And I do, and I still do.” — Emma Watson, official Brown University graduate

Sometimes I think everyone is just pretending to be brave, and none of us really are. Maybe pretending is how you get brave, I don’t know.

“There are so many
ways to live, but all
we ever do is think
about the different
ways we could die.”
tomorrow is uncertain, Emma Bleker (via empressium)
Perhaps I cannot make my people good, she told herself, but I should at least try to make them a little less bad.